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  WTTG    Fox Morning News at 6    News  News/Business. New.  

    August 6, 2012
    6:00 - 7:00am EDT  

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years worth of work comes down to a few heart-bound pounding moments. >> this morning, we are back on mars. the mars rover curiosity landed early this morning. we'll show you some of the first imam as it attempts to answer the question of whether there was ever life on the red planet. >> the fbi investigating a case of what is being called domestic terrorism after a gunman killed six people sunday morning at a sikh temple outside of milwaukee. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. . it is monday, august 6th. warricing up to a humid start to your workweek -- you are waking up tie humid start to your workweek. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time to talk a little bit about the weather as we usually do at this time of day. >> good morning. >> warm and humid start to your day. >> yes. >> more of the same. temperatures right now in the
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upper 70s and low 80s. get this. things will improve a little bit this afternoon. a little less humidity, cooler temperatures than yesterday. >> we should have waited a day to get out in the yard. >> i'm waiting to hear the yard story for an hour and a half. >> you got to wait one more. next hit, we'll talk about the yard story. >> it is pretty funny. >> light shower activity out there at the moment. kind. hit and miss. might see more showers redevelop here during the course of the morning. a cold front is working through and it is taking its time. a possibility of early showers and thunderstorms. i think later this afternoon, we'll see gradual improvement. maybe a little sunshine for our viewers who are north and west city along with slightly cooler temperatures and less humidity as well. currently, 79 in washington. this you go. that is what you call a warm and humid start. 80 in quantico. 80 in annapolis. 79 in fredericksburg. off to the north and west, so
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close, yet so far away, 50s, 59 in columbus this morning. temperatures only in the upper 80s later today. that will be nice. that will be the first time this month our high temperature hasn't hit 90. keep our fingers crossed. >> makes me wonder if we're on the back end of summer. >> august is kind of tricky. >> it can come back and bite you at the end. >> it is august. >> let's check in with julie wright to get the latest. >> we are not on the backswing. we are still in the middle of it. >> she insists. >> that's right. mother nature and i are going to have a little chat. on the roads, you will find your lanes are open and we have more lanes for you now as you travel the outer loop of the beltway. the new traffic pattern leaving alexandria headed over towards
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oxon hill by way of the wilson bridge. three local lanes plus two lanes available as you guys travel across there. a total of five lanes now available for you guys this morning as you travel out of alexandria headed over towards 295 and 210. eastbound 66, not too busy, at least not yet. down to about 40 miles per hour in centerville. as you travel closer to the beltway in vienna, doing the double nickel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. . huge celebrations at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory in california overnight. they received the first signal from the rover at 1:33 a.m. the mig was years in the making. fox 8's lauren demarco is live in the newsroom now following the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning. an exciting morning. touchdown confirmed. the two big words everyone was
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waiting for. the rover, curiosity made a picture perfect landing on the surface of mars. minutes later, it beamed back the first black and white pictures from inside a crater showing its own wheel and its own shadow. curiosity will accepted back the first color pictures and -- will send back the first color pictures and the rover will take its drive and use its robotic arm. curiosity took a seven-minute plunge, dubbed the seven minutes of terror through mars' atmosphere to get to the surface of the planet. the trick you new landing technique reride although a heat shield, a pair chute and a rocket. it has the robotic arm and a laser that can zap rocks, a creme industry lab and the ability to detect radiation. it will spend the next two years looking for the ingredients essential for life as we know. it it is all part of the quest to find out whether primitive life arose early in the planet's history and whether mars can sustain life in the
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future. it does come way big price tag, $2.5 billion. we are getting some accolades from president obama this morning. he congratulated nasa on the success and said we should be very proud of the landing on mars and of this mission. also want to mention that the rover, curiosity, has its own twitter page. so kind of exciting. we'll be checking that out and see what the rover has to say to us. that is at 6:30. back to you. >> thank you. we continue to follow a developing story out of wisconsin where a gunman opened fire at a sikh temple outside of milwaukee yesterday morning killing six people. the suspect was shot and killed after opening fire on police when they arrived on the scene. police are calling the attack an act of domestic terrorism. the fbi will lead the investigation. more details are expected to be
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released today including information on the suspected gunman who, some reports are saying, may have been a white supremacist. the suspect accused of killing a local business owner is due in court today. james sylvester caroline is expected to be formally charged with the murder of tommy wong later on this morning. wong was killed during a robbery last month at his jewelry store in arlington. caroline is expected to have a bond hearing this morning. in fairfax, another murder suspect is heading to court for the first time today. 20-year-old abirali is can alsod of killing the co-owner of of a dunkin donuts in june. police responded after receiving calls bay fight. they found the victim's body in the bushes near the apartment.
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knowns at world's fastest man, jamaica's usain bolt maintains his title. >> he sure is fast. also making headlines, oklahoma hit by nearly 20 fires and at least one may be arson. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. if you've been successful, y yu didn't get there on your own.
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if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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. massive wildfires in oklahoma are making headlines this morning. so far, the flames have scorched nearly 91 square miles and forced thousands of people to evacuate the area. this morning, some residents are allowed to return home even though the fire is still burning. officials believe a lit cigarette or a burning brush may have sparked the fires. today marks 67 years since the first atomic bomb was dropped in hiroshima, japan. thousanded gathered near the epicenter of the blast that destroyed most of the city and killed an estimated 140,000 people. president harry truman's grandson attended the ceremony and is expected to do the same in nagasaki on thursday.
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that is when an atomic bomb was dropped on that city. truman ordered both attacks in 1945 that resulted in jap appear's world war ii surrender. an exciting night in the olympics as usain bolt runs again bolts across the finish line with an olympic record time of 9.63 seconds. the world record holder won his second title in the 100-meter race. he is only the second person to win in consecutive summer olympics. how did he prepare for the big race. he clouded down on break forecast from mcdonald's before hitting the track. >> how is it possible? >> i guess they burn right through t they need the fuel. >> he was mcfast. >> he was mcfast. he got it done. we've heard of like what michael phelps would eat, the pancakes, bacon, the egg. >> that is amazing that you can
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run that fast after eating at mcdonald's. who knew? we need to change our diets. >> i guess so. coming up next, we'll talk about the latest from our campaign trail. president obama planning a return visit to a battleground state later this week as the buzz surrounding mitt romney's running mate announcement grows louder. we are checking in with tucker barnes for a full look at your forecast. i wonder if tucker barnes eats mcdonald's before he runs. >> he eats pop tarts. he kind of has an olympic diet going.  i got the chance to start my own business.
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i know what it's s like to hire people and to make ends meet. from those experiences, i had the chance of running the olympics. the games were in real trouble. there'd been way too much spending. and in massachusetts i found a budget that was badly out of balance. our legislature was 85% democrat. and every one of the four years i was governor, we balanced the budget. i want to use those experiences to help americans have a better future. we believe in ourselves. we believe the greatest days of america are ahead. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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. this is called stop right now. >> you know this song? >> no. >> there is a reason they're being played. they are going to play at the closing ceremonies at the olympics. >> i didn't know they were still a group. >> going to reunite for the olympics anyway. >> that is what the rumor is. >> we don't know for sure. >> coming from the weather department. i don't work in news. >> he better check his facts. >> not so sure about them. >> exactly. i get deep on the internet for my news. >> you did hear the joke that george michael was going to be there too. >> i heard george michael, the two, spice girls. >> now, we don't have time to talk about our gardening story. >> we'll get to that next time. >> it is not that exciting. >> shower activity, it is generally light across the area but there are some showers to wet the roadways some some spots. so be ready for it. cold front that started to move in late yesterday with some showers and storm still making
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progress but it is a very slow progress. as this doesn't have a lot of oomph to it. light showers just south of the city. got another little band. i afew light showers here now east of annapolis, out towards stevenessville, all of it pushing closely to the south and east. sort of a line developing. see the line developing along the font off to the north and east up to new jersey as well. here is the backage of the cloald front. i know it looks close but it is moving very slowly. it will fall apart later. -- here is the back edge of the cold front. behind the front, you will start to note the air cooling. >> just a little bit and a little less humidity later this afternoon. it should feel better than it has the last couple of days.
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79 in washington. 80 in annapolis. a little better here north and west. frederick is 72 degrees. generally humid conditions for all of us here to start your monday. down in the tropics we go, this is ernesto. yes. maximum winds just 50 miles per hour. not very strong. but it is forecast to become a hurricane here and then move into perhaps mexico or belize here by tuesday night, early wednesday as a category one hurricane crosses and then back into the gulf of mexico later this week. we'll watch some progress here. right now, it does for the look like it will impact the united states as it looks like for the most part, it will stay too far to the south. early clouds, afternoon sun. couple of showers. maybe a thunderstorm first half of your day. 88, that's it. 72 the overnight low.
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and the five-day forecast, temperatures, upper 1r0 to about 90. tomorrow looks fantastic with sunshine, a little less humidity, 90. at lost the risk of an afternoon thunderstorm comes back wednesday, thursday. let's get the latest from my favorite spice girl, julie wright. >> what spice would that be? >> sporty spice. >> oh, that too. >> baby spice. >> there you go. >> outer loop of the beltway, that is what we have in store for you. waking up for a new traffic pattern on that outer loop with five lanes available to you. three local lanes, two through lanes as you work your way on the outer loop. traveling out of alexandria headed in the direction of oxon hill, hopefully, this will ease your ride.
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southbound along 270 up in urbana, come up this way. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. president obama will be at the white house today where he will sign a bill that will improve health care for veterans and their families including thousands of marines who were exposed to contaminate water at camp lejeune. >> tonight, the president will attend campaign events in connecticut. he had a little down time this weekend celebrating his 51st birthday on saturday with golf at andrews air force base. later, went to camp david. the president will be campaigning in colorado later this week. next week, he will attend several fundraisers in chicago. mitt romney met with supporters in indiana over the weekend. he spoke briefly along side senatorial candidate and tea party candidate, richard murdoch. the republican national convention is three weeks from today and romney is expected to announce his running mate soon. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in
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new york. who is the unhappiest at work? depends on the day, i think, for some people. we'll take a look at a new top ten list. >> we'll be right back in a minute. 
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. welcome back. we all have complaints about our jobs but some have more reasons than others to complain apparently. more on that in just a minute. first, let's take a look at the markets. lauren simonetti has the business beat. >> good morning. how was the weekend? >> it was good. how was yours? >> good and then this morning came. >> we'll talk about the unhappy workers in just a moment.
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>> great week last week. the dow is up 217 points. and nice 2% gains for the other averages as well. this morning, we are i little bit flat but after such a big rally, you do see a little bit of profit taking. we'll see what happens. it's pretty quiet week on the economic calendar today. >> not sure it is the before the news for a monday to share with our view are as they start to go back to work but we do have the list of the most unhappy workers in the country. who are they? >> some of these are going to vice you. security officers are apparently the most unhappy on career bliss' list. they make about $29,000 on average and i guess you stand around for a long time. nurses and teachers came in at number two and three which surprised me and the rest of the top ten list is basically manager and supervisors. i guess being the boss doesn't pay off in terms of being happy. yes, this monday morning, i am unhappy. but typically, i'm very happy in my job. >> just because it is monday.
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i think there are some people that will take the manager jobs. >> i know. exactly. you should be happy with any work you have right now. >> i think so. that is very view with this economy. thank you so much. we'll see you tomorrow. >> good to see you. >> take care. fox 5 following two big stories. first, the fbi investigating a case of domestic terrorism. six people killed by a gunman as they attend sunday morning services at a sikh temple near milwaukee. the latest on that case this morning. >> and success for the space program. the mars rover curiosity landed early this morning. we'll show you some of the very first images it is sending to us from more than 352 million miles away. >> a whole lot of love for rg iii over the weekend. dave ross is live for us when we come back. ñ wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
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. all right. that was the scene at nasa's jet propulsion laboratory in pasadena, california right around 1:30 this morning. the cheers, hugs and high fives celebrating the successful landing of the curiosity rover on the surface of mars. >> the $2 pat 5 billion mission is years in the making. in an early morning tweet, president obama thanked everyone that was involved with this. we'll show you some of the first images taken by curiosity coming up in just a few minutes. it is very exciting. >> yeah. i thought that video was our newsroom after tony got to work this morning. >> it normally is. it just depends on the day. >> it's monday. so sometimes people hold back a little bit. >> that makes you excite when you see those guys react. can you not help but be excited. >> you know how nervous they must have been. >> especially after spending billions.
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>> putting your life's work into something and it comes down to a couple of minutes. >> the seven minutes of terror and for it to actually get it right. >> upper 70s to about 80s here in town. 8 # 80 at patuxent naval air station. 79 in ocean city. things will gradually improve. we have a cold front coming through. that is the cloud cover you will see out there. in addition, some light showers and maybe a thunderstorm that develops later this morning. we have to kind of watch that as this whole front moves slowly to the south and east. with the cloud cover and the light showers around, our high temperatures later today will only be in the upper 80s. that is 10 degrees cooler than yesterday's daytime high of 98. here is your forecast for today. # 8 in washington. 58 in front royal -- 88 in washington. 85 in front royal. 88 in la plata.
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it should feel gradually better later today. >> we needed that kind of news in the weather department being tucker thank you. time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening on the roads. good morning. >> good morning. right now, we are checking in with our fox 5 wazers giving us the heads up northbound on i-59 with the heavy volume as you work your way northbound leaving lorton continuing up to the springfield interchange. heavy and slow volume there as you work your way along northbound i-95. dephrase from 95 around towards university boulevard. headsen here on the outer loop of the beltway out of alexandria. achain to our traffic pattern, five lanes available. three local lanes, two through lanes as you alexandria headed toward that wilson bridge and back over towards oxon hill. all part of this long-term construct project at the wilson bridge. miller road near 123, authorities are checking for an accident there possibly involving a car into a building. we do know if you are travel ago long 270, lanes are open, no accidents to report.
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average speed coming in out of urbana down to about 31 miles per hour. as you continue south, 53 miles per hour out of gaithersburg headed for the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. . we continue to follow a developing story near milwaukee this morning. >> a gunman opened fire on a sikh temple sunday morning killing six people. when police areverend, shots were fired appear the suspect was killed. now, authorities combed a neighborhood outside of milwaukee yesterday. many were evacuated from their homes in a rush. police searched the only of the suspect who is said to be in his 40s. he opened fire inside the temple sending people scattered. >> they just said that we just needed to leave right away, that they were just -- we wouldn't understand right away what was going on but we would understand in the future. >> we were lucky or there could be more casualties.
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>> police are calling this an act of domestic terrorism. official will release more information later on today. in our other big story, the mars rover lands safely. >> nasa years reacted with a huge celebration when they got the first confirmation just after 1:30 this morning. let's turn now to fox 5's lauren demarco live in the newsroom with more on this historic mission. a lot of people happy about this. >> reporter: you bet, wisdom. it was the most complex, costly and high-risk landing ever on the red planet. curiosity took seven-minute plunge dubbed the seven minutes of terror through mars' atmosphere to get to the surface. but the tricky new landing, a huge success. the chorus of cheers and applause echoing through the gentlemen propulsion laboratory in california. the six-wheeled suv-sized cure jot robot vehicle is carrying cameras and plenty of scientific instruments.
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the roper will spend a lot of time -- the rover will spend a left of time investigating mount sharp and a crater nearby. -- the six-wheeled suv-sized curiosity robot vehicle is carrying cameras and plenty of scientific instruments. >> there will be enormous number of images, real color this time too, so kind of like the human eye will see which will be really exciting. >> reporter: this was nasa's seventh landing on marsened at space agency is still debating whether it can afford another this decade. curiosity has its own twitter page. it is posting things from mars and also posting some photos. there is one little quote that says it was once a small step, now it is six big wheels and here is a look at one of them on the soil of mars.
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so pretty cool up there. we'll continue to get updates on twitter and over the next few days, curiosity is expected to send back the first color pictures. and then in a few weeks, the rover will take a drive and use its robotic arm. we will all be watching. >> excite be stuff. we'll be talking more about that coming up in the ask the weather guy segment as well. all right. training camp time. dave ross back on the field for us this morning. >> let's check in with him live at redskins park. dave, who got the biggest crowd, you or rg iii because it was fan appreciation day. >> it was very close, wisdom. i don't want to put a number to it because the guy is a rookie. of a been around here for a while. >> you are a star i don't you're the name. >> you know how it is. it was quite the weekend out here at redskins park. when i rolled up this morning, i could hear music coming out of the bubble and stevie williams, our photographer, says that happens every morning. it is like a party going on
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right now in the bubble or as the redskins told me, the redskins outdoor practice facility. they don't call it the bubble. we call it the bubble. it was a big weekend out here in ashburn, virginia because fan appreciation day, people come from all over the country to see this team practice. yeah, we're talking about practice. how many people showed up? how about 24,650. can you believe that? it was hot but everybody came to see rg iii. robert griffin iii. some people came as far as 30 hours of driving from texas. went to baylor so that does make sense. they had a two-hour practice. it was hot. they had a couple of fights at practice. the first ladies of football was here. the redskins band was here. and mike shanahan, can you believe all of this over a practice? >> those quarterbacks, every year, they are the hot commodity. people know that there is a difference in winning or losing for a franchise and you can bet
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one of the top quarterbacks in the league, that person is going to get a lot of attention. you can see how many people waited until after practice. some people out here three, four hours and they're still in line to get autographs so it is great to see. >> it is pretty cool to see. because people did wait for hours. i'll tell you about this mike shanahan. they stayed and signed autographs. rg iii stayed if what seemed like an hour. one other story going on that that cannot avoid our attention. we talked about this on off the wall. imagine september around here. robert griffin iii playing football and the washington nationals preparing for a playoff berth. this team is ledge its. yesterday, stephness strasbourg was stephen strasbourg. they beat the marlins 4-1.
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well, he was at good as he normally is. he also drove in two runs. this guy cannot only pitch. he can hit. it would take a monumental collapse for this team not to make the playoffs. have have two huge sports stories coming up in about a month here in washington, d.c. we haven't said that for years. very exciting time. day 10 of training camp. it is another practice at 3:00 that is open it the public. tomorrow's practice is not open so get out today, fans, if you want to see rg iii and company. back to you. >> thank you. >> so we'll have redskins, possible playoffs for the nationals and the wizards.
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>> we've got it going on. >> you snuck that in there. >> we are talking more about nasa's mission to mars with our own sky guy, greg redfern. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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. making headlines this morning. health officials are warning people in the washington area to be cautious around animals at agricultural fairs. that is because there has been an increased number of swine flu cases linked to pig at similar fairs in other parts of the country. according to the centers for disease control and pri vepg, in the past week, nine new swine flu cases have been reported but none ever those are in this particular area. southwest airlines has started refunding all customers after accidentally billing them multiple times for a single
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flight. the airline asays the computer glitch was the result of a half price won line promotions that backfired. southwest says they will pay for the customers' overdraft fees. i certainly hope so. >> you would hope so. >> before we get to weather here, we have breaking news out of fairfax county. these are live pictures from sky fox right now over the scene on miller road in oakton where i a-- a week has crashed into a home there. a driver has been transported to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries and everyone in the home got out okay. that is going on right now. live pictures courtesy of sky fox. we'll continue to follow that. -- a vehicle has crashed into a
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home there. slight lie cooler air there and slightly less humid air later this afternoon. i'm moving like this because it's cold front coming through. >> that is the signal for cold front. >> i'm trying to move the cold front along. we all have to push to get this one through. >> okay. >> you can see the light shower activity off to the -- well, it is in and around the area. we've got a little band out to the west. dave ross is probably going to report a light shower in ashburn in the next couple of minutes. light showers down south, down the potomac as well. earlier, we had some east out to prince george's county and anne arundel county. all of this associated with acold front that is very slowly making progress to the south an east but it is a slow mover. it will fall apart. that is kind of typical this time of year before it clears the region. bottom line, lots of clouds to start your day. possibility of more scattered showers. member a thunderstorm developing for the first half of your monday. i think this front will continue to fade to the south and east and we've got a better
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and better chance of a little afternoon sunshine along with slightly cooler temperature and less humidity. best chance for some sunshine as you get further north up into southern pennsylvania later today. temperatures right now, we are still warm and humid. check it out. 79 in washington. 80 in quantico. 7 # at dulles as you get off to the north appear the west. futurecast, let's take a look together and notice the cloud cover holding thick here. -- 74 at dulles as you get off to the north and the west. we'll start to clear out by late this afternoon. by 9:00 tonight, clear skies, less humidity working its way in. finally, something to look forward to on our five-day forecast. 88 this afternoon. a little less humidity with showers and a few storms around early. tomorrow looks fantastic. upper 80s to about 90. with sunshine and not much humidity. wednesday, thursday, friday,
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you know, typical this time of year, upper 80s to about 09. >> very god. thank you, sir. you know what it is time for, don't you? >> i do. what's it called. >> very good. ask the weather guys. that is great. you can fill in for me any time. >> he got the pitch and everything. >> joining us today, greg redfern, our sky guy and an ambassador for nasa and also i should mention adjunct professor at george mason university here to pawtucket about all things curiosity. we have had several questions. i guess officially we have to do this. a lot of people have been ask the questions lately because of the latest mars rover mission which land successly early this morning. are we really about to find out if there is life on mars.
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and greg is here to answer that question. question. . >> i was so excite. i woke everybody up in the house. sorry about that. >> have you been up all night watching the developments. >> sure have. on mars. it is just great. >> it really is something. tell us a little bit about what has happened overnight during the early morning. and while air talking about this, we've already got the first couple of pictures. >> the first couple of minutes after landing. >> the thing that is amazing is when you figure you travel $350 million miles and you got to thread a needle that is 1.2 miles wide to make it to a landing ellipse that is 10 kilometers long and going from 13,000 miles an hour to zero in seven minutes, that is truly you amazing. 500,000 lines of computer code. 76 pyre row tech nick events and curiosity is coming in as a
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spacecraft doing s turns and she is on auto pilot. >> howing about i go is the team working on this project. >> thousands. mission control at jpl, you have probably other people. they built the spacecraft there. everything was assembled there. and now you've got teams of scientists that are running the different instrument packages. so it's big team for a $2.5 billion mission i >> put something in perspective. we'll do a live remote with somebody. they could be in downtown washington. we could talk with them and there will be a significant delay from when i ask the question and you get the answer from the person. you go from place to place, you can't get coverage, you can't hear something would might be three miles away.
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>> is this a rap session. >> no, no, no, here is my question. how are we able to control this device 352 million miles away. how is it it can send a picture back within moments of landing on mars? >> because it is all set in the computer program. what they did for this was mars odyssey which is a spacecraft that is in orbit was using the radio uplink between the spacecraft which is now the rover and they were sending data back because the thing that is amazing, when she was coming into the crater, she went below the radio horizon. she was blocked off frommering. mars odyssey had to pick up the link, 14 minutes. there is a 14 had been minute delay but that is how they are get the radio calls that show every significant event that we had here coming in for the seven minutes of terror. >> do we have every indication that it was flawless? >> as far as we know, she is level, september the first pictures. everything looks good -- sent back the first pictures. everything looks good. they are going to do a two-week
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checkout of all the instruments. they will raise the mast and make sure everything check out a-okay. they will get rhetty to take the first treads towards sharp mountain. >> how will it find if there is or was life on mars. will it believe able to analyze rocks? >> just think of curiosity as being a geologist and a chem lab. she will be able to study what is this. the whole idea is to find out if mars had or has the necessary ingredients for life to exist. we are not going there to find fossils or to find something walking. we're going there to find out does mars have the capability or did it have the capability to support life as we know it. and the crater does have water or did have water. it has an alluvial fan where all this water came canada is
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indicating down billions of years ago. it has got sedimentary layers. sharp mountain rise is three miles. we are really interested in seeing what is at the base and what is in the rocks. now, a lot of people may not know this but we have a laser that is on the mast of curiosity that can zap rocks 25 feet away with that laser. it has a spectrometer that will read what comes out of that blasted rock and it has a tell scope that can zoom in from 25 feet away and get great pictures. >> in the movie version of this, it is that laser that is going to cause us problems. it is going to shoot something that it shouldn't and we'll get attacked. greg redfern, great to have you here. >> thank you. if you've got a question that you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the
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weather tab. there you go. let's found out what is happening with traffic. you all right? >> yeah, i'm excited. >> let's go to julie wright to find out what is happening on the roads. >> good morning. the crew in sky fox joining us and if you are traveling eastbound along 66 approaching 50 fair oaks, you will find your lanes are open. traffic dim below speed as you travel eastbound headed in towards 123. you will fine delays if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway down to 16 miles per hour headed west towards college park. southbound 270, pockets of congestion here at 31 miles per hour in urbana. above speed here at 57 miles per hour headed for the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, it looks easy if you are doing it right. >> but ballet is hard work. holly is hitting the barre at one local dance school that is introducing students to the international stage. we are back in just a moment. 
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good morning everybody i am molly morris. hope you had a good weekend on this monday morning. we are starting out in a graceful and stylish way as we a live at the ballet arts academy in waldorf maryland where they are gearing up for their summer dance intensive performance coming up this weekend. the real reason we are here is because of this guy, right there, that is oscar hawkins. a local boy, born and raised, brandywine maryland went to duke ellington but was discovered as a ballet dancer his tall will notes have taken him -- talents have taken him around the world literally his specific skill is russian classical ballet.
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he is teaching young dancers ands this art of russian ballet. dancers ands that wouldn't necessarily get this type of training you will not just find this any where but you will find it at the ballet arts academy. we will find out exactly what he offers, why he is doing it and maybe i will try to get a pointer or two myself this morning. just being here already i feel i need to stand up straighter. >> any time i see a ballerina i think the same thing. it immediately improves my posture. >> i think pain >> i need to pull my hair back and put my shoulders back. thanks we will check with you later on. >> time for our facebook fan of the day. gwen jones, says her day begins and ends to fox 5 she turns to us for news about health, traffic everything. for your chance to be to morrow's fan of the day, log on to facebook and leave a comment
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under gwen's picture. >> she is clearly looking at the fox 5 weather ap. >> now over to allison and tony. >> good morning. what an exciting day. coming up fox 5 morning news a new chapter space exploration begins. >> nasa's most high tech robotic rover made a successful landing on the planet mars early this morning more details about 7 minutes of terror and what is next for the red planet. live from a lab where a group of nasa engineers lead this mission. an act of domestic terrorism what the fbi is calling the tragedy in the tight knit sikh community new details about the gunman. a war of words in the race for president. this time not between the president and